What Is RSS
What Is RSS summary
What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed?
Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allows you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use.
RSS Feed Readers and News Aggregators
A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers include Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac), FeedReader (Windows), and NewsGator (Windows - integrates with Outlook). There are also a number of web-based feed readers available. My Yahoo, Bloglines, and Google Reader are popular web-based feed readers.
Once you have your Feed Reader, it is a matter of finding sites that syndicate content and adding their RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. Many sites display a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF to let you know a feed is available.